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BIBLIOTECA DI SAN GIORGIO IN POGGIALE

A for Adolescence. Care for the body and emotions

Theatrical performance for lower secondary school students The theatrical performance will lead students in a journey through the changes faced by the body in adolescence.
16:00
Sala della Cultura
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Is science for all? Challenges, ambitions and risks of a noble ideal

The event is aimed at explaining to the audience and young researches the complex taxonomy of open science and the cultural and political challenges raised by the open management of the procedures, results and uses of scientific research.
17:00
Sala della Cultura
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Frauds, fakes and plagiarism: is something rotten in science?

The number of researchers forced to retract publications containing intentionally or unintentionally manipulated data seems to have increased in the last decades. What is the magnitude of this phenomenon and what we do to detect manipulations, prevent misconducts and protect the integrity of scientific research?
19:00
Salone del Podestà
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Grid Cells, Space, and Memory

Hippocampus is a beautiful seahorse-shaped brain structure that is necessary for encoding our daily life memories. What type of information does the hippocampus receive to generate such memories? A Nobel prize lecture with May-Britt Moser. Chairman: Piergiorgio Strata
21:30
Church of Santa Cristina

Mozart Orchestra soloists’ Concerto

In collaboration with Farmindustria. Since from 2004 the chamber music repertoire is central in the artistic proposal of the Orchestra Mozart, following the original idea of M° Claudio Abbado, founder and artistic leader.
09:30
Biblioteca di San Giorgio in Poggiale

The jury has the floor

A medical case characterized by a strong bioethical problematic aspect will be submitted to the students by way of a basic script. The ending of the story will be left “open” on purpose, in order to serve as the starting step for a workshop on the complex scientific, philosophical, ...
09:30
Sala di Re Enzo
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Genius on board

In collaboration with Farmindustria. Innovation is the focus of an event that suggests a solid professional perspective to new generations. A report on the biotech medicine world and its job opportunities will open the initiative.
10:00
Salone del Podestà
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Who decides when it’s time to die?

Last December, the Italian Parliament passed a law on informed consent and advance directives on treatment choice. Technically available choices to alleviate suffering in the final stages of life are many and may include giving up life by means of different methods. What is the new legal scenario in ...
10:00
Stabat Mater
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Innovation and technology

Introductory talk by surgeon and lecturer Andrea Stella on the complex relationship between innovation and technology in medical science.
10:30
Stabat Mater
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The dawn of regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine based on the use of stem cells to reconstruct tissues takes up an important challenge, i.e. the development of advanced effective therapies for rare, genetic and degenerative diseases that are still incurable.
11:00
Sala degli Atti
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Visit to the ward – Department of Vascular Surgery

Simulated hospital rounds with: Gianluca Faggioli As it is by now customary, the Sala degli Atti of Palazzo Re Enzo will host the “visit to the ward”. A travel through time, from tradition to innovation, a tour guided by some leading figures of the Bologna Medical School, along the developments ...
11:30
Stabat Mater
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The strategy to contrast antimicrobial resistance

Gli antibiotici sono indispensabili per la medicina moderna, che si avvale spesso di farmaci che riducono le nostre difese contro le infezioni. Ci sono batteri che stanno diventando resistenti agli antibiotici perché ne abbiamo abusato, e quando si abusa di un rimedio questo può smettere di funzionare.
11:30
Aula delle Conferenze
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Pharmaceutical innovation: a future in which we are already living

Pharmacology lives in the future. Because it develops today therapies that, after a long path of studies, will cure people in ten years. And because it acts globally, adopting in advance innovation arising anywhere in the world.
12:30
Sala di Re Enzo
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Innovation in the field of prostheses and health robotics

Event by Intesa Sanpaolo. Scientific and technological advances in the field of prosthetics and robotics allow to improve the life quality of people with temporary or permanent disabilities.
14:00
Sala di Re Enzo
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The role of innovation in life sciences

Event by Intesa Sanpaolo. An encounter among the best research projects of Almacube, the incubator of Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna.
14:00
Stabat Mater
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Oncology

Introductory talk by professor Stefano Pileri.
14:30
Stabat Mater
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Chemotherapy and cure: the current opportunities for patients

For several decades, chemotherapy was based on protocols, i.e. rigid combinations of medicines to be used for all patients. A new era began with the introduction of immunochemotherapy, though the last 15 years saw the rising of personalized therapies thanks to tumour genotyping.
15:15
Sala di Re Enzo
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Fake news and food safety

It is estimated that 25% of Italians take part in Internet communities/blogs/chats focused on food. This flow of information affects food choices and, therefore, health through detrimental and groundless behaviours.
15:30
Stabat Mater
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The new health-disease paradigm

The health-disease paradigm used for centuries to explain human pathology is correct for communicable diseases, which are unifactorial and in which the concepts of prevention (not getting in touch with the causal agent) and treatment (eliminating the causal agent) are clear.
16:00
Aula delle conferenze
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Expert Patient and Patient Engagement

Event by Fondazione Smith Kline. The patient's role, regarded for a long time as a mere object of pharmaceutical research and development, is now evolving to become a new player in pharmaceutical research.
16:00
Sala della cultura
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The quality of the time spent by the patient at home

Cancer patients suffer from physical and psychological symptoms that affect both the quality of life and, sometimes, the course of the illness. New technologies, such as immersive reality, combined with standard drug therapies, may represent a significant source of relief for home patients, helping them fight against pain and ...
16:30
Sala di Re Enzo
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The contribution to oncology research and practice by IRST

Event by Intesa Sanpaolo. There were three million cancer sufferers in Italy in 2015, with epidemiological dynamics of prevalence increase and growing cost per patient dynamics that represent a problem of great impact on the National Healthcare Service management, even more if compared to the substantially flat trend of ...
16:30
Sala degli Atti
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Gastro-protectants: use and abuse

Today, proton pump inhibitors, also known as “gastro-protectants”, are among the most used medicines to prevent or cure different oesophagus and stomach diseases. However, these medicines are often abused, with an inevitable negative impact on health costs.
17:00
Biblioteca di San Giorgio in Poggiale
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The jury has the floor

A short theatrical performance will stage a medical case characterized by relevant bioethical issues.  The ending will be left open as the starting point for a reflection on the complex scientific, philosophical and moral questions raised by the case.
17:30
Stabat Mater
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The genetic history of italians

The genomic history of Italians, which is characterized by one of the highest levels of heterogeneity, is the result not only of its complex demographic history but also of evolution mechanisms of adaptation to the environment and the consequent different susceptibility to diseases.
17:30
Sala di Re Enzo
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What will be the costs of precision medicine?

After about 10 years of gestation and 10 years of claims, Precision Medicine has recently changed its pace and entered a new era. Thanks to molecular and gene bioengineering, which directly changes our DNA, today we see the first clinical experimentations of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats)-Cas ...
19:00
Salone del Podestà
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Seven transmembrane receptors (7TMRs)

Seven transmembrane receptors (7TMRs), also known as G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) represent by far the largest, most versatile, and most ubiquitous of the several families of plasma membrane receptors.
08:30
Zanhotel Europa

Plagiocephalies: from diagnosis to treatment

Cranial dysmorphisms (commonly, plagiocephalies) in infants are much more common that is thought; plagiocephaly alone affects almost 50% of infants. In some cases (15-20%), consequences may be serious and, therefore, it is necessary to determine the type of deformity and its cause.
09:00
Sala di Re Enzo
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Neurosciences

Introduction to Neurosciences by Professor Rocco Liguori.
09:30
Biblioteca di San Giorgio in Poggiale

The jury has the floor

Un caso medico in cui una corretta informazione può diventare determinante: evento teatrale e laboratorio per scuole secondarie di secondo grado.
10:00
Istituti anatomici "Luigi Cattaneo"

Hic mors gaudet succurrere vitae

Hic mors gaudet succurrere vitae (Here death is happy to help life): an ancient concept rewrites a new chapter on modern frontiers of scientific research and medical training. The Festival della Scienza Medica will give us the opportunity to run through the evolution of the sector practice, from the ...
10:00
Stabat Mater
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The guidelines of the law on professional liability

Talking about health guidelines means making reference to tools that, included in the "time of treatment", are aimed at improving treatment quality and offering benefits to patients and physicians as well as, more generally, to public health.
10:30
Salone del Podestà
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The brain and the time

Brain injuries (tumours, strokes) often affect the perception of time. This confirms that the perception of time, where we experience the world and our interiority, is a real event of nervous mechanisms.
11:00
Sala degli Atti
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Visit to the ward – Department of Interventional Radiology

As it is by now customary, the Sala degli Atti of Palazzo Re Enzo will host the “visit to the ward”. A travel through time, from tradition to innovation, a tour guided by some leading figures of the Bologna Medical School, along the developments of the science of healing. ...
11:30
Sala di Re Enzo
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The neuroimages are photographs of our thoughts?

Few techniques have stimulated imagination more than functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which has been used in newspapers for years to explain several different brain functions.
11:30
Stabat Mater
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Paediatric Palliative Care

In collaboration with Fondazione Hospice MT. Chiantore Seràgnoli. Care for the terminally ill is a fundamental responsibility of a civil society. In the case of children, the increase in cases, related also to changes in social dynamics, requires a more effective organization of services and referrals. 
12:00
Salone del Podestà
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The weight of waking and the reasons for sleeping

Sleeping is a universal phenomenon, strictly regulated, and we all can appreciate the refreshing value of a goods sleep. However, the reasons why sleep is so essential for the functioning of our brain is still a mystery.
12:00
Sala della cultura
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The extraordinary history of cholesterol among educational campaigns, preconceptions, disinformation, nobel awarded discoveries, old and new therapies

The concept of plasma cholesterol “normal value” has radically changed in the last years. In particular, Researchers and Clinicians are increasingly focusing on the LDL fraction; moreover, it has been proved that there is not one “normal value” but different “desirable values” of cholesterol, depending on the characteristics of ...
12:30
Sala della cultura
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The treatment of hypercholesterolemia: when is it necessary to hurry up?

As for hypercholesterolemia, doctors and patients have at their disposal a wide range of therapeutic instruments that includes both food supplements and real medicines (fibrates, cholesterol absorption inhibitors, statins, monoclonal antibodies against some components of the LDL-cholesterol receptor).  
14:30
Sala di Re Enzo
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Internal Medicine

Introduction to Internal Medicine by Professor Luigi Bolondi.
15:00
Aula delle Conferenze
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Allergies and anaphylactic shock: why and how

Allergic diseases are a significant health and social problem due to their high frequency in the population and, as for anaphylactic shock (fortunately rarer) also due to seriousness.  
15:00
Sala di Re Enzo
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The “global burden” of diseases: today and tomorrow

Global health is an area of study and intervention that, through transnational cooperation and multi-sectoral action on factors causing diseases, aims at improving health and obtaining equity in access to prevention and treatment for the whole world population.
15:00
Stabat Mater
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Space and place, time and treatment

The complex phenomenon summarily called globalization is radically and actively changing the way things go, modifying relationships between the epistemological and cognitive models inherited from modernity and challenging their effectiveness.
16:00
Stabat Mater
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In the era of feeding manias

“We are what we eat” said the philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach, but lately the opposite seems more common: “We are what we do not eat”
16:00
Aula delle conferenze

Call for speech

To give voice to future doctors, the Festival della Scienza Medica in Bologna will provide a “speaking corner” for students to take the floor on recent biomedical issues: lifestyles, so-called alternative medicines, the relationship between doctor and patient, the scientific statute of medicine. Under the patronage of CRUI (Conferenza dei ...
16:00
Teatro anatomico dell'Archiginnasio

Show and tell at the anatomical theatre, for families

Two events dedicated to families. Children and their parents are invited to take part to an “anatomical lesson” in the suggestive Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio. A show where professional entertainers will tell the wonders of the human body in a funny and engaging way.
17:00
Sala degli Atti

BUP (Bononia University Press) and the DPS platform

A new publishing project meets medical research. The digital publishing platform BUP DPS allows all Research Societies and their members to have immediate access to a publishing solution designed to meet the highest international standards: a fundamental instrument for the validation, diffusion and popularization of medical research.
17:00
Salone del Podestà
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Vaccines protect against infections but not against ignorance

Together with drinkable water, vaccines were and still are the most effective tool of prevention for infectious diseases. It does not make any sense to question whether they are effective, useful and safe or not.
17:15
Aula absidale di Santa Lucia
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The dark side of the moon? Menopause without prejudices

The rapid increase in life expectancy due to developments in science in the last decades has allowed more Western women to live more than thirty years of their life in menopause.
17:30
Sala della cultura
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From renal failure to transplant: the importance of time from prevention to treatment

In Italy, there are 2,200,000 adults with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), of which 800,000 with a significant level of dysfunction. It is a serious disease for its significant extrarenal complications, which are often present from the very beginning and accompany the patient even for 10-15 years.
17:30
Aula delle conferenze
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Organic Creativity

The lecture dwells upon the technology-driven evolution from the Industrial to the Post-Information Society, with drastic transformations in our way of living, starting from the job market and then pervading all aspects at both individual and social levels.
19:00
Salone del Podestà
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Science of Beauty

The experience of beauty, whether derived from sensory sources such as visual art or music, from moral sources or or from highly cognitive ones such as mathematics, correlates with activity in the same part of the emotional brain, field A1 of medial orbito-frontal cortex (mOFC).
21:00
Aula absidale di Santa Lucia
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FLOW. The Latent Mind

About 30,000 times a day, we unconsciously choose behaviours that open to one of the infinite possible futures before us. We act automatically, led by mental programs based on our experiences and convictions that we do not normally question.
09:30
Salone del Podestà
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Time in the doctor-patient relationship

While scientific and molecular medicine has made great progress in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, the time factor has been often neglected. Still, time counts in the doctor-patient relationship.
10:00
Sala di Re Enzo
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Immunotherapy in oncology

Ehrlich’s model was represented by antibodies and today immunology, with a much wider range of biological and engineerable instruments placed at its disposal by the immune system, represents the frontier of the most advanced and promising fight against cancer.
10:45
Salone del Podestà
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The psychopathological basis of violence against women

Men’s violence is the first unnatural cause of death of women in a large part of the world, including Europe, as shown by daily news. Killed women are just the tip of the iceberg of a phenomenon that includes a great number of brutal behaviours, such as physical aggression, ...
11:00
Teatro anatomico dell'Archiginnasio

Show and tell at the anatomical theatre, for families

Two events dedicated to families. Children and their parents are invited to take part to an “anatomical lesson” in the suggestive Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio. A show where professional entertainers will tell the wonders of the human body in a funny and engaging way.
11:00
Sala degli Atti
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Visit to the ward – Department of Intensive Care

As it is by now customary, the Sala degli Atti of Palazzo Re Enzo will host the “visit to the ward”. A travel through time, from tradition to innovation, a tour guided by some leading figures of the Bologna Medical School, along the developments of the science of healing.
11:30
Sala di Re Enzo
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The future of nuclear treatments

The use of radiopharmaceuticals is increasingly preceded by a prior identification of specific tumour targets in the patient by using Positron Emission Tomography as a diagnostic tool. Nuclear therapy shows significant effectiveness and minimal side effects, therefore leading to an improved life quality.
12:00
Salone del Podestà
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Consciousness: a journey from the mind to the brain

Consciousness is our private universe: people, objects and colours, sounds, pleasures, pains, thoughts and feelings - any possible experience. We know that consciousness depends on the brain, but how and why it happens is still an insoluble mystery.
17:00
Aula absidale di Santa Lucia
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Gustav Mahler and the rhythm of the heart. From disease to melody

Gustav Mahler suffered from rheumatic carditis, an inflammation of cardiac valves that may follow streptococcal infection. His heart emitted pathological murmurs that his wife Alma used to recognize even without stethoscope.
15:00
Teatro Arena Fico Eatalyworld
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Diet and cardiovascular diseases

Health and efficiency depend much on diet, which contributes to the development, regeneration and maintenance of the body, providing it with the energy necessary for its good functioning. Eating too much and poorly may favour excess weight and obesity, hypercholesterolemia, high blood pressure, diabetes and, therefore, increase the risk of cardiovascular ...
17:30
Teatro Arena Fico Eatalyworld
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Future Foods

After the first revolution in the fields represented by tractors (1889), the future of food will see an increasing use of technology, not only in agricultural production but also in food processing. The future of food has already started and should be analysed with new approaches.
11:00
Aula Magna di Santa Lucia
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Circadian rhythms, fruit flies and the public support of basic research

The last 35 years has seen a sea change in the field of circadian rhythms. This molecular era began with work in Drosophila (fruit flies), which has been a leading genetic system for more than 100 years. My colleagues and I discovered the mechanism that underlies circadian timing, ...